The Late Present with Stephen Colbert returns from its vacation hiatus tonight, and the host is losing no time catching up. “We’re completely happy to be again — actually excited to be right here,” Colbert stated in opening his first monologue of the 2020s. “Now there have just lately been momentous, world-shaking occasions, and let’s get proper to the large story everyone’s speaking about!”
The U.S. assassination of Iran’s prime navy chief?
The large Center East protests sparked by Qasem Soleimani’s killing?
Former Nationwide Safety Adviser John Bolton saying he’ll testify in a Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump if subpoenaed?
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So what’s “the large story everyone’s speaking about”? Foolish late-night talk-show viewers — after all it’s “the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony!” he gushed.
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Colbert seized upon Sunday night time’s trophy present, throughout which a number of winners opined on politics. “All the celebs have been there as we inch nearer to yet one more tragically ill-considered navy battle,” he stated. “Together with Salma Hayek, whose Gucci costume featured a neckline didn’t depart a lot to the creativeness — except you’re imagining an limitless quagmire within the Center East.”
He then turned (semi) critical.
“That is it, of us,” Colbert stated. “That is what’s been preserving you up at night time the final three years. It wasn’t the dishevelled fits, it wasn’t ‘covfefe‘ — it was [Trump’s] potential to wage battle with no understanding of the implications. And nobody can cease him.”
Simply when issues threatened to get heavy, Colbert added: “Additionally, congratulations to Awkwafina for snagging a Globe for Greatest Actress. Effectively deserved!”
He then went on to speak in regards to the Center East scenario, together with a phase titled, “America at Whaaa? Disaster with Iran in Irag About Iran.” Watch the clip under.